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Medical Science Liaison (MSL)

Country:  Belgium
City:  Brussels
Department:  Commercial, Marketing & Sales
Job ID:  43886

Job Grade:  

Hiring Manager: Coussée Evelyne 

Internal Posting Date:  - 


Are you an entrepreneurial thinker? Do you want to join a dynamic team with a strong sense of purpose that thrives on finding new ways to tackle challenges? Then our Commercial, Marketing & Sales team is the right place for you: whether you’re passionate about Marketing, Medical Affairs, Market Access, Commercial Excellence or Sales. We analyse the market to find out exactly what patients need, and then we provide pain treatments that improve their lives – while creating value for Grünenthal. We strive to make progress towards our vision of a world free of pain – every single day, one patient at a time. We’d love you to help us make a powerful impact on the lives of people living with pain around the globe.


What the job looks like
Each day, you’ll enjoy a variety of challenges such as:

  • Field-based support in order to achieve patient driven company’s goals
  • Identify key medical science information, market opportunities and threats in the area of pain management, inspired by contacts/needs assessments with health care professionals and by other sources, and provided to the management team so to help appropriate strategic decision making
  • Building and implementation of local/regional medical strategy to fit the expectation of HCP/Patients needs & expectations (webinars, regional scientific events, staffs, KEEs mapping and engagement strategy, publications…)
  • Implementation of medical department driven projects and activities in which win-win stakeholder collaborations (partnerships) are key to its success
  • Support and facilitate company and investigator sponsored trials, in the country according to internal/external rules
  • Act as a point of contact for unsolicited information requests on company products / PV follow-up when needed 
  • Conduct internal trainings on medically relevant topics
  • Attend relevant scientific meetings and congresses, organise scientific local/regional events
  • Gathering scientific and medical information related to the medical topics/field for the continuous medical strategy development
  • Proactively identify and develop long term peer-to-peer relationship with KEE and other relevant stakeholders in order to understand their needs, segment them accordingly and implement targeted approach and tactics in order to present medical data in the most efficient way

Rules and Guidelines

  • Act in compliance within the overall company quality principles, values, and applicable policies of GRT
  • Ensure confidentiality regarding information relating to individuals and company plans
  • Be responsible for managing specific projects in agreement with/as directed by the Medical Manager
  • Ensure all feedback on relevant matters is relayed to the Medical Manager
  • Communicate with Medical Manager on a weekly basis to discuss progress on objectives/projects
  • Update health care professional databases 
  • Communicate to the Medical Manager on status of performance against objectives
  • Report Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) and product quality issues to GRT regulatory staff


What you‘ll bring to the table

  • To make the most of this role and truly thrive, you should have
  • Scientific/Medical background at university level, preferably Medicine or Life-Science area
  • Experience in Medical Affairs and/or Medical Information areas is a plus
  • Experience in presenting data 2-3 years of experience in hospital or sales function is an asset
  • 5+ years’ experience in field-based pharmaceutical industry is preferred
  • Knowledge of regulatory rules/compliance
  • Understanding of commercial and healthcare environment
  • Comprehensive understanding of pain physiology
  • Capability to search for the appropriate source of information on who is impactful on key business domains (formularies, influencing other physicians/students/payers, prescription level,…) 
  • Building trust and confidence with stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills, including presentation, active listening, negotiation, convince, impact, peer-to-peer
  • French native speaker; very good knowledge of Dutch and English
  • Appropriate computer skills and working knowledge of standard software tools


About Grünenthal

Grünenthal is a global leader in pain management and related diseases. As a science-based, fully-integrated pharmaceutical company, we have a long track record of bringing innovative treatments and state-of-the-art technologies to patients worldwide. Our purpose is to change lives for the better – and innovation is our passion. We are focusing all of our activities and efforts on working towards our vision of a world free of pain.

Grünenthal is headquartered in Aachen, Germany, and has affiliates in 27 countries across Europe, Latin America and the US. Our products are available in approx. 100 countries. In 2023, Grünenthal employed around 4,400 people and achieved revenues of € 1.8 bn.

Your HR contact: 
Carla Looye

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